(May 1999)

Archie, 1984 Series
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Pages
196
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8 times a year in Feb., April, May, June, Aug., Sept., Nov. and Dec.
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
071896469516 07
Editing
Nelson Ribeiro; Victor Gorelick; Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief)
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Digest
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
Henry Scarpelli (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want you home by midnight!
Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Archie Annual Digest #28.

The Kissing Bandit (Table of Contents: 1)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Frank Gagliardo (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Geraldine Grundy
Synopsis
There is a kissing bandit loose in the school.
Reprints

Try, Try Again (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hartley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews
Synopsis
Mary asks Archie if he has a date for the big dance.
Reprints

The Winds of War (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Pencils
Tim Kennedy (credited); Pat Kennedy (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Smithers; Jughead Jones; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge wants Archie and Jughead to clean up the leaves they drug into the Lodge mansion.
Reprints

I.Q. Miscue (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Chic Stone
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Geraldine Grundy; Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Dilton Doily
Synopsis
A computer mix-up causes Archie to be classified as a gifted student.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits confirmed with the credits listed in Archie's Double Digest Magazine (Archie, 1984 series) #236.

It's a Snap (Table of Contents: 5)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie goes throughout the town looking to take an award-winning photo.
Reprints

Beef Grief (Table of Contents: 6)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Bob
Reprints

Guest Nest (Table of Contents: 7)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr. (credited)
Inks
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews; Cousin Albert; Lillian; Randy; Andy
Synopsis
Fred's cousin Albert and his family show up unexpectedly for a visit.
Reprints

The Careful One (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Marty Epp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Mr. Weatherbee; Miss Grundy; school nurse; student
Synopsis
Archie determines to be extra careful in school, but never notices the havoc his presence is inadvertently wreaking.
Reprints
Keywords
High school

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in World of Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2010 series) #57.

Clothes Make the Mad (Table of Contents: 9)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Jon D'Agostino
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Fred takes Archie to buy a new suit for a wedding.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #296, no credits listed in this digest.

Don't Play With Fire (Table of Contents: 10)

Know Your Heroes / public service announcement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Nelson Ribiero
Inks
Jim Amash
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fireball; Inferno; Firefly

spell-bound (Table of Contents: 11)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is writing an article about Dilton winning the school spelling bee.
Reprints

The Big Apple (Table of Contents: 12)

Archies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Rex W. Lindsey (credited)
Inks
Rex W. Lindsey (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Archies have finally made it to the top!! ...We're playing in New York!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Bobo
Synopsis
The Archie's are playing in New York and they meet a street musician who donates his busking money to the homeless. They invite him to play in the club with them and he meets a music agent who could help him go big.
Reprints

Student Driver (Table of Contents: 13)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Neat Feat (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mary Andrews; Fred Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is oblivious to noise when studying.
Reprints

"Light" Puzzle (Table of Contents: 15)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maze puzzle.

At Your Convenience (Table of Contents: 16)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie gets a job at a convenience store to meet a girl.
Reprints

Cheer Up (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's true! Betty and Veronica have quit the cheering squad!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Chuck Clayton; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Waldo Weatherbee
Synopsis
Betty and Veronica quit cheer-leading because it's too provincial. They think there should be less competition. Archie, Reggie and Chuck try to change their minds.
Reprints

Time Out (Table of Contents: 18)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Running a little late, aren't you?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Betty Cooper
Synopsis
Tired of Archie coming home late, Fred imposes a curfew.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint.

The Governor’s Gig (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly an Archie at Riverdale story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Archie's Gag Bag / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Archie! Look how he's holding her!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints
  • from Archie newspaper strip (King Features Syndicate, XX-XX-19XX).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi mom, pop! What are you doing?
Genre
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

intro to the Little Archie section following.

The Last Alarm (Table of Contents: 22)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dexter Taylor
Pencils
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Inks
Dexter Taylor (signed)
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Spotty; Little Jughead Jones; Little Betty Cooper; Little Veronica Lodge; Waldo Weatherbee; Blue-Tooth Baker
Synopsis
Little Archie and his friends, as well as their enemies the South Side Serpents, try to solve the mystery of who's been setting off fire alarms at the school.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The only on-panel appearance of Blue-Tooth Baker (though his design and attitude are more like Bob Bolling's version of Fangs Fogarty).

A Cold Reception (Table of Contents: 23)

Little Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Archie Andrews; Little Jughead Jones; Geraldine Grundy; Fangs Fogarty; Little Reggie Mantle; Little Veronica Lodge; Little Betty Cooper; Little Dilton Doiley
Reprints

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 24)

Little Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Jughead; Little Betty; Little Veronica; Little Archie; Little Reggie; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Little Veronica gets a haircut. Little Betty is jealous of the attention Veronica gets from her haircut and decides to get one herself. The other kids say she looks like a boy.
Reprints
Keywords
haircut; wig; wind

A Poem of Affection (Table of Contents: 25)

Archie / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Hot Pursuit (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Hal Smith
Pencils
Doug Crane
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie and Jughead film a documentary about bad drivers in Riverdale.
Reprints

Flipped Out! (Table of Contents: 27)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis
Mr. Lodge blames Archie when his rare Maldavian coin disappears.
Reprints
Keywords
coin collecting

The Origin of the Comet (Table of Contents: 28)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia (credited)
Pencils
Steven Butler (credited)
Inks
Jim Amash (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sasha; Barry; neighborhood bullies; the Comet [John Dickering] (origin)
Synopsis
The Comet saves the kids from bullies.
Keywords
Bullies; bullying

The Decision (Table of Contents: 29)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Exercise Find! (Table of Contents: 30)

Archie / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Archie Andrews
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Find the word puzzle.

Something Suitable (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Whenever Archie decides to get to Pop Tate's a certain way, Veronica must change her outfit to suit the method of transportation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #239, the writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

The Finer Things (Table of Contents: 32)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Ruth
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo, Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Rod Ollerenshaw

Genre
teen
Synopsis
Veronica tries to teach Archie about the finer things in life, like sushi and polo.
Reprints

Let's Have a Blast! (Table of Contents: 33)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Waldo Weatherbee; Professor Flutesnoot; Dilton Doiley; Professor Pike; Professor Szafran; Professor Singh; Veronica Lodge; Ms. Crouton
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee and Professor Flutesnoot implement a new chemistry setup in hopes of keeping Archie from blowing up the lab daily.
Reprints

The Origin of the Web (Table of Contents: 34)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Castiglia (credited)
Inks
Andrew Pepoy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Web

Indexer Notes

The origin of the Archie superhero The Web, used as a PSA to educate children to learn emergency phone numbers.

Phone Groan (Table of Contents: 35)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir (credited)
Pencils
Stan Goldberg (credited)
Inks
Rudy Lapick (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Archie! What's so funny?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Fred Andrews; Mary Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Chuck Clayton
Synopsis
Archie racks up a huge phone bill calling toll numbers on the phone to listen to comedy routines.
Reprints

Reggie's Secret! (Table of Contents: 36)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Golliher (credited)
Pencils
Bill Golliher (credited)
Inks
Jon D'Agostino (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Everyone teams up to get Reggie back for practical jokes he had played on them.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke

Little Boy Blew (Table of Contents: 37)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Mario Acquaviva
Colors
?
Letters
Mario Acquaviva

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Weatherbee; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie wants to try out for band, so he roams the halls practicing his trumpet to the irritation of Mr. Weatherbee.
Reprints
Keywords
band; garbage can; public address system; trumpet

The Legacy of the Black Hood (Table of Contents: 38)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Nelson Ortega
Inks
Harvey Mercadoocasio (as Harvo)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SH-6D
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Hood (Kip Burnham) (origin); Matt Burnham
Synopsis
Kip is angered by corruption among his fellow police detectives, but his uncle reveals that they are part of a long line of costumed crimefighters. Kip trains until he is ready to take action as the Black Hood.

Indexer Notes

Comic story of the Black Hood's origin, with an appeal for kids to know who their local heroes are, and to memorize emergency phone numbers.

Water Torture (Table of Contents: 39)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren ?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Fred Andrews; Mrs. Mantle
Synopsis
Veronica and Reggie conspire to drag Archie out into a driving rainstorm again and again, just because they can.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

When reprinted in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #267, writing is credited to Frank Doyle.

The Origin Of Steel Sterling (Table of Contents: 40)

Know Your Heroes! / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Castiglia
Pencils
Steven Butler
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Stephanie Vozzo?
Letters
Vickie Williams?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steel Sterling

Race Ace (Table of Contents: 41)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

I Talk to the Trees (Table of Contents: 42)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Vigoda
Inks
Bill Vigoda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Archie deceives everyone with his flea bitten story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie Double Digest (Archie, 2011 series) #250.

On the Carpet (Table of Contents: 43)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
?
Letters
Victor Gorelick

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Mr. Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
After Archie ruins a carpet and takes it out to be cleaned, Mr. Lodge predicts exactly what will happen to it under Archie's care.
Reprints
Keywords
carpet; golf club; oil; painting

The Odd Ball Game (Table of Contents: 44)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Pencils
Fernando Ruiz (credited)
Inks
Rich Koslowski (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Bill Yoshida (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee; Dilton Doiley; Miss Grundy; Moose Mason; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie brings an old puzzle where you line the balls up with the holes to school and it leads to Archie, Dilton, Moose and Reggie getting detention.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I want you home by midnight!"]
    Archie
  2. 1. The Kissing Bandit
    Archie
  3. 2. Try, Try Again
    Archie
  4. 3. The Winds of War
    Archie
  5. 4. I.Q. Miscue
    Archie
  6. 5. It's a Snap
    Archie
  7. 6. Beef Grief
    Archie
  8. 7. Guest Nest
    Archie
  9. 8. The Careful One
    Archie
  10. 9. Clothes Make the Mad
    Archie
  11. 10. Don't Play With Fire
    Know Your Heroes
  12. 11. spell-bound
    Archie
  13. 12. The Big Apple
    Archies
  14. 13. Student Driver
    Archie
  15. 14. Neat Feat
    Archie
  16. 15. "Light" Puzzle
    Archie
  17. 16. At Your Convenience
    Archie
  18. 17. Cheer Up
    Archie
  19. 18. Time Out
    Archie
  20. 19. The Governor’s Gig
    Archie
  21. 20. ["Gee, Archie! Look how he's holding her!"]
    Archie's Gag Bag
  22. 21. ["Hi mom, pop! What are you doing?"]
    Archie
  23. 22. The Last Alarm
    Little Archie
  24. 23. A Cold Reception
    Little Archie
  25. 24. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
    Little Archie
  26. 25. A Poem of Affection
    Archie
  27. 26. Hot Pursuit
    Archie
  28. 27. Flipped Out!
    Archie
  29. 28. The Origin of the Comet
    Know Your Heroes!
  30. 29. The Decision
    Archie
  31. 30. Exercise Find!
    Archie
  32. 31. Something Suitable
    Archie
  33. 32. The Finer Things
    Archie
  34. 33. Let's Have a Blast!
    Archie
  35. 34. The Origin of the Web
    Know Your Heroes!
  36. 35. Phone Groan
    Archie
  37. 36. Reggie's Secret!
    Archie
  38. 37. Little Boy Blew
    Archie
  39. 38. The Legacy of the Black Hood
    Know Your Heroes!
  40. 39. Water Torture
    Archie
  41. 40. The Origin Of Steel Sterling
    Know Your Heroes!
  42. 41. Race Ace
    Archie
  43. 42. I Talk to the Trees
    Archie
  44. 43. On the Carpet
    Archie
  45. 44. The Odd Ball Game
    Archie
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